Abbotsford's Transit Transformation

Abbotsford's Transit Transformation: New Exchange to Enhance City Connectivity by Summer 2024

See official news here: The Abbotsford News

The City of Abbotsford is on the cusp of a significant transformation with the upcoming construction of the new transit exchange on Montrose Avenue. This project is a cornerstone in the city’s efforts to enhance public transportation infrastructure in downtown Abbotsford.

 

Project Overview:

Location: The new exchange is strategically positioned on Montrose Avenue, flanked by McDougall Avenue and South Fraser Way, close to Archway Community Services.
Timeline: Announced to commence shortly, the construction is ambitiously scheduled for completion by the end of summer 2024.


Strategic Significance:
This development was pinpointed as a crucial element within the city’s 2018 Transportation and Transit Master Plan and the BC Transit Future Action Plan, highlighting its integral role in Abbotsford’s transportation strategy.


Construction Impacts:
Expectations include manageable traffic disruptions, with assurances of maintained local access. Pedestrian detours will be established to ensure accessibility and safety around the construction site.

Features and Benefits:
Infrastructure: The exchange will host 10 bus bays, along with modern shelters featuring bench seating.
Accessibility: Enhanced with accessible sidewalks, bike lockers, and racks, supporting sustainable transportation methods.
Amenities: Improved street lighting, waste disposal bins, and cycling facilities are part of the comprehensive plan.
Connectivity: Aims to fortify links across Abbotsford, including between Highstreet Shopping Centre and the University of the Fraser Valley.


Financial Backing:
The project benefits from a collaborative funding effort, featuring a significant contribution of $2.2 million from the province’s Growing Communities Fund, with a total investment of $8.4 million.

This initiative not only caters to the city’s current needs but also anticipates future growth, setting a foundation for a sustainable transit ecosystem.

For clarification on any of the above topics or to discuss them more in detail, please reach out to us at info@varinggroup.com or by phone at 604.565.3478


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